by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and officers of Her Majesty’s Prison in Basseterre, St. Kitts said they worked swiftly to apprehend prisoners who had escaped their cells on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
A press release issued by the prison Sunday night (July 25) confirmed the capture of three prisoners and indicated that they are back in custody and are on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison where they are awaiting trial.
Lashon Hendrickson, 24, of Ponds Pasture was captured by police officers in the vicinity of Hart Street shortly after escaping. Jonathan Rawlins, 19, of Newtown and Estevan Lawrence, 26, of St. Peters were both captured by prison officers on the grounds of the former Basseterre High School.
“The matter will be investigated by the Police and the relevant charges will be laid. While several measures have been implemented to improve security at the Prison, which was constructed in 1840, its management team will conduct an assessment to determine what additional steps can be taken to prevent further occurrences,” the press release said.